Chancellor has demanded £11.5bn in spending reductions, with most Whitehall departments required to find savings of up to 10%
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Sunday 04 July 2010
Thursday 01 July 2010
Kenneth Clarke's pledge to break with the Conservatives' traditional "prison works" philosophy and bring in more community sentences has provoked anger from the right of his party and a warning from criminal justice campaigners that his words must be matched by firm proposals.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Fewer offenders could be locked up in prison and more given community sentences under reforms of the criminal justice system being planned by the Government, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke indicated today.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Thursday 24 June 2010
The Government yesterday announced plans to close 157 magistrates' and county courts across England and Wales. Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, said the move could save £15.3m a year and a one-off maintenance backlog bill of £21.5m.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Jon Venables, one of the two boys convicted of murdering the toddler James Bulger, has been charged with downloading 57 child pornography images, it was revealed yesterday.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
A Tory MP today challenged David Cameron over an apparent shift in prison policy which could see fewer criminals locked up on short sentences.
Wednesday 09 June 2010
The Ministry of Justice today defended redundancy deals worth £1.4 million that were made with just 16 civil servants.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Frantic behind-the-scenes negotiations are taking place to resolve policy differences between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats before the coalition government outlines its legislative programme next week.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Kenneth Clarke admitted the Conservatives had only a "slim" chance of securing an overall majority in tomorrow's general election as the party launched a desperate last-minute effort to pass the winning post.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Saturday 24 April 2010
Friday 19 March 2010
Thursday 18 March 2010
Kirstie Allsopp has waded into the female fertility debate again
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